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Revocation

The Department may revoke a work permit if it considers that the circumstances that justified the grant or renewal of the permit have changed. The relevant circumstances are where: 

 (a) in relation to criminality:

 (i) either the holder has been convicted of a criminal offence and received a relevant sentence falling since the work permit was granted or was last renewed, or before it was granted or renewed if the Department was then unaware of the sentence; or

 (ii) since the work permit was granted the holder or a relevant person has been convicted of a criminal offence (see further at criminal records) (add hyperlink);

 (b) it is discovered that the application for the permit includes a false statement or an omission such that a true and complete statement would have caused the Department to refuse to grant or to renew the permit;

 (c) the holder or his or her employer has failed to comply with any condition subject to which the permit was granted;

 (d) the holder has failed to pay his or her income tax or contributions under any statutory provision relating to social security;

 (e) two or more complaints against the holder have been referred to the department by the Office of Fair Trading, tending to show that the holder is not a fit and proper person to undertake or be engaged in the employment in question; or

 (f) the continued employment of the holder would be unlawful under immigration law.  

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